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Provenance

(Gorer, London); sold before 1915 to Peter A. B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 21.
1947
Christensen, Erwin O. Chinese Porcelains of the Widener Collection. Washington, 1947 (rev. ed. 1956): 34.
1998
Bower, Virginia, Josephine Hadley Knapp, Stephen Little, and Robert Wilson Torchia. Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings; Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 54, color repro.
Technical Summary

The glaze welt at the foot has been ground down to blend with the overhang of the foot contour, creating a straight line at an angle to the foot. The slightly recessed base is covered with the usual light, finely crackled glaze. Absent here is the rounded thick edge of glaze, which is a feature of the other oxblood-glazed pieces in the collection. There are three apparently unintentional smears of underglaze cobalt blue about 4 cm down inside the neck. A chip about 6 cm long is missing from the foot-ring. Two pieces of clay, possibly body trim shavings, adhered to the body and were glazed over.